Protected Web Page Detection

Info Nessus Plugin ID 40665

Synopsis

Some web pages require authentication.

Description

The remote web server requires HTTP authentication for the following pages. Several authentication schemes are available :

- Basic is the simplest, but the credentials are sent in cleartext.

- NTLM provides an SSO in a Microsoft environment, but it cannot be used on both the proxy and the web server. It is also weaker than Digest.

- Digest is a cryptographically strong scheme. Credentials are never sent in cleartext, although they may still be cracked by a dictionary attack.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 40665

File Name: protected_web_pages.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.11

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2009/08/21

Updated: 2016/10/04

Dependencies: 11032, 67257

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info

Vulnerability Information

Excluded KB Items: Settings/disable_cgi_scanning